Ravens mock draft roundup

Chris Graythen

A look at who various outlets have the Ravens picking in mock drafts.

SB Nation's Mocking the Draft: Michigan OT Taylor Lewan

Ryan Van Bibber writes: "It's hard to think about Baltimore's offense being worse than it was last season. Some decent free-agent moves and a healthier roster in 2014 will help, but the Ravens have to improve the offensive line in a division loaded with pass-rushing power. Lewan fills a big void at right tackle. Lewan's slide out of the top 10 is less about his troubling off-field behavior than it is just the fact that his ceiling is a clear step down from the tackles picked ahead of him."

ESPN's Todd McShay: UNC TE Eric Ebron

McShay writes: "I've had Ebron going as high as the top 10 previously, but I think he makes more sense down here at No. 17 for the Ravens. They need another pass-catching weapon for QB Joe Flacco, and Ebron is a big-play threat who can stretch the seam and also make plays after the catch. He has the versatility to line up in-line, in the slot or split out wide."

ESPN's Mel Kiper: UNC TE Eric Ebron

Kiper writes: "There are pretty legitimate questions about how 'complete' a tight end Ebron is. Perhaps those even cause him to slide a few spots on some boards, but at this point, he becomes a great value, even if you're not drafting him to occasionally help the tackle collapse the edge in the run game. This guy is a difference-maker in the passing game, a long, fast matchup problem with the size to drag corners who try to pull him down after he makes the catch."

The Baltimore Sun: Alabama S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Aaron Wilson writes: With Clinton-Dix, the Ravens could shift Matt Elam back to his natural strong safety position. The Ravens haven't had a ball-hawking presence like Clinton-Dix in the deep middle since Ed Reed was on the roster. Clinton-Dix had a predraft visit to the Ravens' training complex.

CBSSports.com's Rob Rang: Alabama S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Rang writes: "General manager Ozzie Newsome is a master on draft day in large part because he sticks to the "best player available" strategy. While the hole at right tackle might literally be the Ravens' biggest need, pairing Clinton-Dix with 2013 first-round pick Matt Elam would give Baltimore a fierce, physical and instinctive young deep patrol."

FOXSports.com's Peter Schrager: LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr.

Shrager writes: "The biggest critique my last mock draft got from folks within the league was that I vastly under-valued Beckham, who I originally had slipping to 28. 'He doesn't escape the top 20,' one high-ranking team official said. Another insisted the Jets would have the card in to Commissioner Goodell before they were on the clock if he fell to 18."


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